Reward Offered For 2 Escape Convicts of Kershaw Gang

A reward of $50 each for the capture of the two convicts who escaped the Kershaw county gang Monday has been offered by Sheriff McLeod of Camden, Detective R. W. Eleazer of the Columbia police announced this morning.

“Columbia Police are on the look-out for the two convicts.” the detective chief said today. “The hunt is still on and they may be headed this way, We have received do reports of the progress of the hunt four miles north of Blaney. “

The description given by Sheriff McLeod was as follows: Ernest Lane, age 25, 140 pounds, 5 feet 10 inches, dark, grey eyes, quick moving; Floyd Mix, age 23, 6 feet 1 inch, 190-200 pounds, dark, maroon eyes, well built.

The two escaped convicts are serving ten years each on the chain-gang. Mix was recaptured las January after he declared from a New Jersey Haven that he would “rather die” than come back to the South Carolina chain-gang.

October 12, 1938  Columbia Record (published as The Columbia Record)  Columbia, South Carolina
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